Professor Carolien Rieffe, PhD
Carolien has a leading role in the research programme of the Emotional Development lab, which also involves collaborations with other labs outside Leiden University.
"Emotional development takes place within a social context. Not only the emotional expression, but also the emotional experience is shaped by a socialization process."
Sofia Diamantopoulou, PhD
Sofia is a postdoctoral researcher in the Emotional Development lab. She has a lot of experience with longitudinal data anlysis, and will be analyzing social and emotional development over time in children with and without ASD or hearing impairments.
Lizet Ketelaar, MSc
As a PhD student, Lizet researches the emotional development of the youngest group with a cochlear implant: 1-5 year olds, in close collaboration with the LUMC and the NSDSK.
"We know about emotional impairments in deaf children, but we have very little knowledge about the impact of a CI on children's emotional development."
A. Netten studied medicine at Leiden University and worked as an M.D. at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam. Starting May 2013 in our Emotion group, Anouk is our most recent PhD student with interest in the development of psychopathology in hearing impaired children, especially those with a cochlear implant.
Neeltje van den Bedem
Neeltje is doing research on the social emotional development of children with a Specific Language Impairment, in close collaboration with Pontem and the NSDSK. Afther having studied Sign Linguïstics and Pedagogical Sciences, she worked as a family counselor for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. She is interested in the way the communication of a child with his of her surroundings, influences the emotional and social growth.
Rina Ghafoerkhan, MSc.
Rina completed her research master in Developmental Psychology at Leiden University. After that she worked in several conflict areas with children and adults psychologically affected by war and trauma. At the moment she is assisting the lab by facilitating discussion groups for bachelor students and supervising Master thesis students.
Eva completed her research master in Developmental Psychology at Leiden University. She is interested in the development of children with ASD, which she wrote her Master thesis on. Currently she is assisting the lab by supervising Bachelor students.
Ivet Pieper, Drs.
Ivet coordinates the realization of an instrument for screening and advising on children and youth with a CI (cochlear implant) and/or with autism, in a collaborative project of Leiden University, KNO (LUMC), Centrum Autisme and NSDSK. After having studied human geography of developing countries, Ivet has specialized in child and youth participation within policy, practice and research.
Evelien is a second-year research master student, who is interested in social development. She is currently doing her research internship and writing her thesis about social functioning in children with a cochlear implant and children with ASD.
Iris completed the Master in Child and Adolescent Psychology in 2009, writing her master thesis on emotional awareness in children with ASD. After 3 years of working with children and adults, experiencing different kinds of problems (e.g. developmental disorders, mental handicap, addictions), she realised she missed practising research. At the moment she is working as a research assistant and supervising master thesis students.
Kirsten holds a Master in Educational Sciences. She has a large interest in the communication and language development of atypically developing children. She will assist in the participatory video project for deaf children and in testing children for Lizet Ketelaar's research.
Jessie van den Broek, MPhil